December 1

There is something fresh about December 1. We totally get past the pumpkins; orange, brown and the scattered, dead leaves of fall. We start fresh with the vivid, clear colors of December. Red and green is the backdrop with blue and white dancing all around. I’ve always been one who loved primary colors – crisp,… Continue reading December 1



    Joshua 1:9  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” This is the time of year my family starts getting really excited to see the newest epic movies to be released around the holidays – we… Continue reading EPIC



I’ve been reading some great books by an author who uses the word ‘resistance’ to describe why we don’t do all the things we want, should and need to make our lives what they were meant to be. One such fantastic book is called The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. I believe it is… Continue reading Resistance


The End

We don’t talk about ‘the end’ very much.  We’d rather talk about the beginning.  At first glance, we assume the best is always in ‘the beginning’ and that ‘the end’ brings bad news, but that isn’t always the case.  Many times, ‘the end’ can actually be good news. It all depends on your perspective in… Continue reading The End


I’m Feeling Wobbly

I love it when I find that someone else has used a fun word I often use like, ‘wobbly.’  My devotion, this morning, started out this way, “Trust Jesus and refuse to worry, for He is your strength and song. Are you feeling wobbly this morning…?” Why, yes, I am! I actually tweaked my back… Continue reading I’m Feeling Wobbly


It’s A Disaster

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.  Psalm 46:1-3 I feel quite sure that most of you, as I am, are thinking… Continue reading It’s A Disaster


The Battle is the Lord’s

I know I am not alone in the reality of the very real war Satan wages against us on a regular basis. I’ve always been afflicted by strong dreams that wake me at 3:00 am and shake me to my very core. Many times it is Saturday night, and tonight is no exception…these dreams actually… Continue reading The Battle is the Lord’s


Nobody’s Better Than Me

I was honored to be the storyteller for grades K-3 a few weeks ago in our children’s ministry. The story was taken from James 2:1-5. “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.  Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor… Continue reading Nobody’s Better Than Me

Inspirational · travel

The Open Road

I got back from my solo, nine-day road trip a day ago. As I traveled, I saw “back to school” everywhere.  Like many of you, I am always sad to see summer end.   I love summer and all it brings.  I grieve as I see it replaced by fall, and I reluctantly pry each finger… Continue reading The Open Road